The shared health summary represents the patient's health status at a point in time. Shared health summaries can be created at any consultation, and may include information about a patient's medical history, including:
- Medical conditions
- Allergies and adverse reactions
The most recently uploaded shared health summary in a patient's My Health Record is likely to be the first document accessed by any other healthcare professional viewing a patient's My Health Record. A shared health summary can only be authored/created by a patient’s nominated healthcare provider (as defined in the My Health Records Act 2012). Another employee in the organisation can upload the document on behalf of the author/creator.
Open the resource listed below to view a video on how a clinician can upload a Shared Health Summary to My Health Record using their preferred clinical software.